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Can't fall asleep? You may need to turn the lights off earlier. Studies show exposure to light after dusk, particularly light from computer screens, iPads, iPhones, televisions, and other electronic items, significantly inhibits the production of melatonin, your body's sleep hormone. For the person with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this is important as appropriate melatonin production helps [...]

For many people, a gluten-free diet erases Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism symptoms   like a magic wand. For others, it doesn’t make a dent, despite a proven gluten intolerance. What gives? A diet that also eliminates dairy, grains, and other foods may be necessary, along with nutritional compounds to restore gut health. Gluten damages the small intestines and [...]

The term "antioxidant" has become popular in a multitude of products from acai to dark chocolate, but the most important antioxidant is the one made by your body: glutathione. Sufficient glutathione is vital for combating autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Glutathione is a molecule that protects the body in many ways. It shields cells [...]

A recent study found a diet high in trans fats shrinks the brain and increases the risk of dementia, making them a poor choice for people with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. The brain depends on proper thyroid function, and a brain-healthy diet is paramount for people with Hasimoto’s and hypothyroidism. Trans fats are found in fast [...]

Thanks to exciting new research, we can more effectively manage autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. This new approach involves the use of two natural compounds, resveratrol and curcumin, which have been found to work better when taken together than separately. Synergy between resveratrol and curcumin Resveratrol is a compound derived from Japanese knotweed, and [...]

You’ve probably heard of food intolerances to gluten, dairy, eggs, or other foods. But chemical intolerances, or sensitivities, have become increasingly common, as well. A person with a chemical sensitivity has an immune reaction to chemicals and heavy metals in air pollution, pesticides, plastics, adhesives, household cleaners, cosmetics, perfumes, and more. When exposed to these [...]

  The cardiovascular system consists of the blood vessels and the heart; it is responsible for supplying oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and removing waste.  Heart diseases such as hypertension, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, and congenital heart defects are prevalent in today's society.  Did you know that February is the American Heart [...]

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy more common than previously thought   A new study shows hypothyroidism during pregnancy may be more common that previously thought, thanks to new guidelines for evaluating thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The study showed hypothyroidism in one in six pregnant women, a 10 percent increase after changing to a narrower TSH range. The [...]

Our acupuncturist (Kristien) was recently featured on Fox Charlotte speaking about Senate Bill 467. Senate bill 467 is a bill that will license Naturopathic Doctors in the state of North Carolina. As alternative physicians, the practitioners at The Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte thoroughly support this bill because it will bring a greater variety of [...]

Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue develops in the pelvic cavity outside the uterus. Endometrial tissue can adhere to different pelvic organs and will react to specific  hormones,   such as estrogen. The  abnormal  growth of endometrial tissue will often grow fibrous tissue and cysts, causing pain associated with the menstrual cycle. Various symptoms may appear due [...]

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